Showing posts with label Rosell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rosell. Show all posts

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Josep Maria Bartomeu has been re-elected as Barcelona president for the next six years after claiming 54.63% of the vote in Saturday's election

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rosell's special delivery for Neymar's parents

The controversy surrounding the resignation of Barcelona president Sandro Rosell rumbles on in Spain.

Rosell stepped down on Thursday, following the announcement of an investigation into the transfer of Neymar to Camp Nou.

At a press conference on Friday, Rosell's replacement, Josep Maria Bartomeu, was adamant the deal to sign the Brazil international cost €57.1 million.

Of that €57.1m transfer fee, €40m went to Neymar's parents, with the deal - including a signing-on fee, commission, marketing and other add-ons - totalling €86.2m.

"I guarantee we have not lied," Bartomeu said, denying any wrongdoing. "Football games are won on the field of play and we have always been highly responsible in the way we have dealt with our contracts. My colleagues have a high level of expertise."
Saturday, January 25, 2014 12:00

Friday, December 13, 2013

Rosell warns rivals off Messi

Lionel Messi may be out of action with injury, but the Barcelona star is never far from the news.

The Argentina star - one of three players in the running for the Ballon d'Or alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery - is said to have asked for improved contract terms following the arrival of Neymar, despite having a deal which runs to 2018.

And while Sandro Rosell confirmed there are currently no plans to open new talks with Messi, the club president also indicated that the 26-year-old will not be leaving while he is in charge.

"While I am president, I think it would be extremely difficult for Messi to leave the club, if not impossible," Rosell said.
Friday, 13 December 2013 12:30

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fat Chance! Bendtner won't get Barca or Madrid move

After missing out on a move to Crystal Palace because he was deemed overweight, it is fair to say that Spain's two biggest clubs won't be knocking on Nicklas Bendtner's door any time soon.

The striker said he would like to move to Barcelona or Real Madrid after he leaves Arsenal, and even though both clubs are in the market for a striker you would not bet on Sandro Rosell or Florentino Perez being seduced by the Great Dane.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 08:00

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rosell reveals Barca's Neymar battle

After claims that Neymar had a trial at Real Madrid at the age of 16, only to not be signed because of a €60,000 fee, Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has revealed that los Blancos fought until the end to sign the Brazilian superstar.

The Barca president, who was responsible for signing Neymar for €57 million (£50m), claimed that the Brazilian had already completed a medical for Madrid, and that the capital club were still trying to buy him even when he was penning his Blaugrana contract!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:00

Friday, August 23, 2013

Mourinho palms Barca off Luiz move

Barcelona's pursuit of a centre-back has hit the buffers after they were slapped down by the old enemy; Jose Mourinho.
The Chelsea manager has no interest in selling David Luiz to the Catalans, and, as exclusively revealed by Goalthe Blues have priced the Brazilian at £43 million in order to ward off interest.
Mourinho enjoyed many battles with Barca during his time in Spain with Real Madrid, and he will have taken great pleasure from telling them where to go once again.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

AVB battles to fend off Barca & Real interest in Bale

Gareth Bale's superb Premier League form may be a dream for Andre Villas-Boas this season as Tottenham battle to earn a Champions League spot, but come the summer, the Welshman could be his biggest headache.

La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid have long been credited with interest in the 23-year-old, and his return of 10 goals since the start of 2013 will have only strengthened their resolve to sign the attacker.

Yet Villas-Boas has moved to persuade Bale not only to reject a switch to either of the Spanish sides, but also a move away from the Premier League, insisting the English top-flight is the best place for him to fulfill his potential...